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Sept 11, 2013 – Issue #42

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Kickstart Corner

Reviews & Previews

Project of the Day

The Back it for a Buck Challenge (B4B) encourages gamers to back 10 board game related Kickstarter projects during the month of September for $1.00 (or more) each. The Project of the Day is a suggested project you may wish to back.

Incredible Expeditions

Assemble your crew and explore fantastic locations by airship in this steampunk card game
On Kickstarter until September 16

Hanabi

Hanabi from designer Antoine Bauza and Asmodee was the winner of this year’s Spiel des Jahres gaming award. In Hanabi players cooperate to assemble the best fireworks show by playing cards in numerical order. The trick? You can’t see your hand – you only get clues from other players.

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DESIGNER’S MIND

  • Daniel Solis on How to Name Your Game.
  • Grant Rodiek discusses how to give feedback to other designers on their prototypes.
  • The folks from Demigods Rising created KickTotal.com, a tool that allows you to estimate costs related to your Kickstarter project prior to launching.
  • In Kickstarter Lesson #54 Jamey Stegmaier discusses the premium option.